Pinto Basin Road Renovation
Pinto Basin Road is being renovated. On weekdays you may encounter travel delays of up to 30 minutes. Cholla Cactus Garden is closed on weekdays. Cottonwood Visitor Center hours are 9 to 4 on weekdays, 8 to 4 weekends. More »
Rattlesnake Canyon Will Remain Closed Through May
To provide additional time to mitigate the vandalism, Rattlesnake Canyon will remain completely closed to the public for another 30 days. More »
Park Boulevard and Keys View Road Are Open
All paved roads closed by Wednesday's snowstorm have reopened for traffic Joshua Tree National Park officials announced today. Park Boulevard between the West Entrance and Jumbo Rocks Campground was opened this morning, and Keys View Road will be opened at 3:30 pm today. A number of unpaved roads in the park will remain closed until they fully dry.
Wednesday's snowstorm dropped up to 12 inches of snow across much of the west central region of the park prompting temporary road closures until crews could complete plowing of primary roads and secondary roads to campgrounds and picnic areas. The Keys Ranch historic site will be open for public tours starting Saturday, February 18.
Did You Know?
In the high desert country that was to become Joshua Tree National Park, rugged individuals tried their luck at cattle ranching, mining, and homesteading. William Keys and his family are particularly representative of the hard work and ingenuity it took to settle and prosper in the Mojave Desert. More...